S.M.A.R.T. Fifth Grade:

Safety First:
BrainPOP: Online Safety
Use the informational video and online educational tools to review several key points/rules for online safety. Online Safety

Discovery Education Streaming: The Internet: A Guide for Students (Internet Safety segment)
Internet Safety segment description: Advises students not to give their passwords, real name, address, picture, or phone number to anyone they meet online. A parent or guardian should always accompany you if you meet an online friend in person.

Talking Safely Online (4-5)
What's the difference between Internet friends and real-life, face-to-face pals? Students learn that while they can develop friendships on the Internet, they should never reveal private information to a person they know only online. Download lesson plan and handout

Privacy Rules! (4-5)
How do you know if a website protects your private information? Students learn to identify secure sites by looking for their privacy policies and privacy seals of approval.
Privacy Rules!

My Creations or Credit Given:
Discovery Education Streaming: The Internet: A Guide for Students (Search Engines segment, Selecting Appropriate Websites segment and Copying from the Web segment)
Search Engine Segment Description: Explains how to use Google's Advanced Search page when looking for specific information. The program encourages students to use Web sites ending in .gov, .org, or .edu for the best information.
Selecting Appropriate Websites segment description: Encourages students to use Web sites ending in .gov, .org, or .edu when searching for information on the Internet as these sites generally undergo editorial review before publishing information.
Copying from the Web segment description: Encourages students to use Web sites ending in .gov, .org, or .edu when searching for information on the Internet as these sites generally undergo editorial review before publishing information.

Whose Is It, Anyway?
How can you show respect for people's work? Students learn that although the Internet makes it very easy, presenting the work of others as one's own is called plagiarism. They also learn when it is okay to use the work of others.Download lesson plan and handout

BrainPOP: Plagiarism
Through BrainPOP, the students will be able to view the online video to learn what plagiarism is and more importantly, how to avoid it and cite your resources correctly. These resources can be accessed through our FHSD account through BrainPOP. BrainPOP Plagiarism

Awareness of Accuracy:
BrainPOP: Identifying Reliable Online Sources for Research
Explore the online video filled with tips in order to determine is a source is reliable. BrainPOP Online Sources

You've Won a Prize (4-5)
What is spam and what can you do about it? After students learn what spam is and the form it takes, they identify strategies for dealing with it. You've Won a Prize

Choosing a Search Site (4-5)

What features does a good search site have? Students record and compare the features of different search sites and learn to choose the best sites to suit their purposes. Download lesson plan and handout

Right Sites (4-5)

How can you decide which informational websites are right for you? Students explore the distinctions between the quality and appeal of children's informational websites. Download lesson plan and handout

Rating Sites (4-5)

What are the best websites for research? Students discuss criteria for rating informational websites, and then apply the criteria by examining and scoring an assigned site. Download lesson plan and handout

Responsible Postings:

Digital Responsibility
Introductory video about the virtual world and what it means to be a digital citizen. Digital Life

Rings of Responsibility (4-5)
What is a good digital citizen? Students explore what it means to be responsible to, and respectful of, both their offline and online communities as a way of becoming good digital citizens. Responsible Postings

Power of Words (4-5)

What should you do if someone uses mean or scary language on the Internet? Students consider that they may encounter messages from other kids that can hurt them. They also explore how to handle upsetting online language and cyberbullying. Download lesson plan and handout

Group Think (4-5)

How can you take action when you witness cyberbullying? Students examine the role of bystanders versus upstanders in group cyberbullying situations and identify actions they can take to become upstanders. Download lesson plan and handout

Writing Good Emails (4-5)

How do you communicate effectively when you write email messages? Students think about the purpose and audience of their message as they learn how to communicate effectively by email. Download lesson plan and handout

Traceable Footprint:

Tech 5 Digital Footprint Lesson

The goal of this lesson is to give students awareness of what it means to have a digital footprint.

Hand out this footprint document.

Ask the students, “What is a digital footprint?”
Definitions include:
  1. What can be found when you Google yourself.
  2. Data collected by different web sites you visit.
  3. Data recorded by email, social networking, cell phone and video game companies.
  4. Anywhere where you use a username and password.
Digital Footprint on Wikipedia
Pew Internet & American Life Research on Digital Footprints
I then show this video:

I then ask them to think for a minute about their digital footprint and then lead a short discussion around the following questions:
  • Why would people Google you?
  • What is your digital reputation?
At this point, I ask them students to take out their footprints (see link above) and list the accounts the have online: websites, social networks, phones they text with, video games they play online, etc.
Once they have done this for 5 minutes, I have them enter this data into our homework submission site. This is good data to start conversations about Internet safety in the future.

Thought Provoking Unit Wrap Up:
This is a great You-Tube video to review concepts presented throughout the unit. Be sure to note the credits given at the end of this video created by RozziBearHere.